Irish battle for Hollywood

Just to lighten the political fare on offer in reams and reams from Stormon today; a story about Hollywood’s tendency to put non-Irish actors in Irish roles.

I particularly liked this line describing Tom Hanks’ inability to take on such a role:

“Hanks, who does not seem to have a nasty bone in his body, simply cannot convey the ability of the clannish, vindictive Irish-American male to transform one’s closest friend into one’s worst enemy.”

Thanks to Tim Blair for a great break in the Slugger’s narrative.

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